Monthly Archives: December 2016

Brittany and Justin are complete goobers, and I love them for it.

They’re getting married on the 17th so I figured it was about damn time I blogged their unforgettable engagement session. As we were selecting locations, Brittany emailed me saying “I want it to be somewhere no one has thought of”. (Insert dumbfounded face here). At first, I was like GAH I have no idea. Then, I was super thankful that she unknowingly forced me to explore uncharted territory and do something different. We started off shooting on Upper King Street, then fought through 45 minutes of traffic, and got to Morris Island right before the sunset.

Their engagement session was literally like a dream for me. They trusted me, did everything I asked (without hesitation) no matter how dumb it was, and laughed at themselves the entire time. They opened up to me about anything and everything – and that’s exactly why I include engagement sessions in my packages. I notice a distinct difference between the weddings where I’ve done an engagement session with the couple, and the ones where I haven’t done one. Going into a wedding day, I want my couples to already trust me and have zero boundaries up when I arrive and put a camera in their face. When you’re comfortable from the get-go on your wedding day, your images turn out 10x more authentic, and who doesn’t want that?

Jenna and Luke got married back in September at the Magnolia Plantation Carriage House and it was nothing short of spectacular. Jenna was my consultant at Gown Boutique of Charleston when I got married, so I was beyond flattered that I got to play a role in her wedding day too! From the moment I left their engagement session, I was so stoked knowing that their wedding day would be just as fun and just as easy. When a couple has been together for as long as Jenna and Luke have, they have a natural way of interacting with each other. Their love for each other is so evident and I loved being able to capture it for them.

Jenna and Luke incorporated their love for all things Western and Equestrian into their wedding decor. They had custom aztec-patterned napkins made for the tables, handmade horseshoes as favors, and dreamcatchers as their sweetheart table backdrop. Their organic florals and potted plants complimented the relaxed environment they aimed for. Jenna looked stunning in her jaw-dropping custom gown, which was exactly what I expected from a bride that works at a bridal gown boutique! Everything came together so perfectly which is just what these two wonderful people deserved. Happy 75 days of marriage Jenna and Luke!

Jenna and Luke’s Dream Team

Photographer // Sara Bee Photography

Planner // Pure Luxe Bride

Videographer // Dock House Digital

Custom Gown // Jim Hjelm by Hayley Paige

Engagement Ring // Heidi Gibson Designs

Bridesmaids Dresses // Hayley Paige Occasions

Florals // Miele Events

I first met Megan wayyyyyyyy back in high school. We were both in choir and in photography club (go figure). Needless to say I was absolutely ecstatic when she asked me to photograph her wedding! Megan is extremely artistic herself, so it’s a huge compliment to be trusted to document her love story. Her and Huseyin met in Dublin while they were studying abroad, and the rest is history. It was such a great reunion to see Megan and meet her beau Huseyin back in September, and I cannot wait for their wedding next May at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens!

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